Hamlet regrets his row with Laertes, because he realises that Laertes has a just reason for seeking vengence, and that in thus they are very much alike. He questions the ghost, is he real? An additional example that proves Hamlets sanity is when he has the conversation with his mother, Queen Gertrude, immediately following the play that Hamlet wrote. This question is not as easy as it sounds to answer; this is due to the fact that there are numerous arguments to support both sides of the issue. Polonius' idea has its roots in a popular idea of the time, which was that frustrated love brings on a melancholy that is a near neighbor to madness. Hamlet: Not where he eats, but where he is eaten: a certain convocation of politic worms are e'en at him.
We start off with a bang. Hamlet boarded the pirate's ship but ended up becoming a prisoner Line 18. Is she trying to protect her son by lying to Claudius? Hamlet states that from this point forward I may act weird but to ignore my acts of madness for they are just that, acts, and are in no way a sign of true madness. Ophelia then tries to return some gifts that Hamlet gave to her and Hamlet claims that he did not give her any gifts and that he never loved her at all. His erratic behavior is especially evident in his conversation with Ophelia: Hamlet:. Hamlet reveals to his mother that his madness is nothing more than an act, but warns her not to reveal this fact to her husband Claudius.
Hamlet continues to denounce her and rail against Claudius, until, suddenly, the ghost of his father again appears before him. As we'll see, the play itself offers multiple definitions of madness. Claudius and Polonius believe that Hamlet is not mad but that there is a purpose behind his madness, Shakespear gives an example of a truly mad person, and that Hamlet tells his mother that he is not crazy. Young Fortinbras marches his army across Denmark to fight the Polish. Hamlet is shocked that Fortinbras would sacrifice many soldiers to conquer a little patch of ground, whereas, Hamlet is struggling on killing one man with good reason. King Claudius remains calm, telling Laertes that he too mourned his Polonius' loss. Thereare many conflicting ideas and theories on this subject, and hopefully thispaper may be of some assistance in clearing up the confusion.
Ophelia has a unique, very powerful. The Prince of Denmark, Hamlet, plans to carry out his fathers wish and begins to plot the murder of his uncle. He engages in sexual inuendo, suggesting that she, not he, is the one fixated on sex. When he is by himself, Hamlet appears to be very depressed and angry, but in no sense mad. Given how he seems to feel about sex, we'd buy that.
With another loud noise, the door to King Claudius' room breaks and Laertes faces King Claudius Lines 110-112. Throughout the play, Hamlet constantly proclaims his sanity when he is around people he sincerely trusts. She just could not handle everything that had happened to her and gave up. Hamlet accosts her with an almost violent intensity and declares his intention to make her fully aware of the profundity of her sin. Rosencrantz asks again where Polonius' body is so that they can take it to the chapel but Hamlet again refuses.
These situations re enough to bring Hamlet to insanity, but he remains sharp and credible. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern now leave and King Claudius makes it very clear what awaits Hamlet in England. O gentle son, Upon the heat and flame of thy distemper Sprinkle cool patience! On the other hand Hamlet is not crazy, he has complete control over his psyche. Hamlet:O, that this too too-solid flesh would melt, Thaw, and resolve itself into dew! Two scenes earlier the King commented to Polonius that but now the situation is different. Hamlet: Here, as before, never, so help you mercy, How strange or odd soe'er I bear myself, As I perchance hereafter shall think meet To put antic disposition on,. Pleading with Hamlet not to follow the Ghost, Horatio asks him to think about what might happen if the Ghost Horatio believes that the Ghost is not Hamlet's father in the form of a ghost, but a spirit in the form of Hamlet's father.
And therefore as a stranger give it welcome. More evidence that he was sane, was the fact that Polonius and Claudius both noticed that there was more to Hamlet's words and action than meet the eye. He cannot understand how she could be satisfied with the pathetic replacement she has found. Horatio agrees to leave at once with the sailors to meet his friend. By that point Ophelia has been driven mad by the grief of Hamlet leaving her and hopelessness stemming from men manipulating her that she breaks Iambic pentameter.
They would be more apt to act in impulse. He still is not completely convinced of Hamlets madness so he is cautious. After all, Hamlet's behavior throughout most of the play is extremely erratic and violent. Gertrude is utterly convinced now that her son is hallucinating from a devil-inspired madness, but Hamlet tells her that it is not madness that afflicts him. After King Hamlet's death, his brother, Claudius, becomes king, and marries King Hamlet's widow, Gertrude Queen of Denmark. Or he may feel that he needs her on his side if he is to achieve justice.